Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Our Alex P. Keaton becomes Tommy Lee



Bradford is our most conservative offspring of the entire crew. He's been campaigning hard to convince all his over-eighteen siblings they need to vote and to be sure to vote Republican, and he plans to drive all the way from Atlanta to Nashville so he can exercise his right. He never makes any major decision without months and months of research and before he has driven all his friends and family batty with his obsessive lists of pros and cons. When he was ten years old, we told him he could have his own dog for his birthday. One year of non-stop discussions and a dozen books later, he finally decided on the breed, the breeder and the puppy. That partnership rivaled that of Lassie and Timmy for many years.

Our Alex P. Keaton has gone and gotten himself a tattoo. To his credit, I have to say he didn't take his disfigurement lightly. He has talked of nothing else for months and has had me and everyone else he could corner spend hours on the computer comparing the relative talents of various tattoo artists around the Atlanta area. He had been on the waiting list of one sought-after artist for quite sometime now, and I'll bet he bombarded the poor guy with photos and emails while he waited so he could make sure the tattoo would turn out exactly as he imagined.

Brad is happy with the tattoo, and although I'm not too crazy about the idea, I'm glad he's happy. My fear was that it wouldn't turn out to be 100% perfect, and he would obsess about its flaws. In Brad's words, "it's awesome". I just hope he feels the same way when he is pushing fifty like his old mom and pop.

1 comment:

Pharmommy said...

Yay! He's voting Republican. For some reason this election has sparked more interest within me than any other. What is the tattoo? I'm trying to figure it out, but I like the artsy of it... it reminds me of an artist that has completely slipped my mind...

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  • 2006
  • November 8 - Application Mailed
  • November 22 - Accepted
  • November 24 - I-600A Mailed
  • November 27 - Delivery Confirmed
  • November 28 - Receipt of I-600A
  • November 30 - Fingerprint Notice
  • December 15 - Home Study Update
  • December 21 - Stacey Fingerprinted
  • December 28 - Added to List (#116)
  • 2007
  • January 24 - Home Study Mailed
  • January 25 - Ben Fingerprinted
  • February 8 - Waiting List (#111)
  • February 20 - Waiting List (#109)
  • February 27 - Waiting List (#105)
  • March 8 - Waiting List (#101)
  • March 22 - Waiting List (#99)
  • April 19 - Waiting List (#98)
  • April 25 - Dossier Authentication
  • May 2 - Delivery Confirmed
  • May 2 - Added to SN Wait List
  • May 3 - Waiting List (#97)
  • June 7 - Waiting List (#86)
  • June 25 - Dossier Translated
  • June 28 - On Waiting List Six months
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  • August 6 - Waiting List (#4 SN)
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  • September 7 - Waiting List (#70)
  • October 8 - Waiting List (#67)
  • October 22 - Waiting child -- OURS!!
  • October 23 - Official Referral Date
  • October 25 - Letter #1 Submitted
  • October 29 - Referral Receipt - CHI
  • 2008
  • February 5 - Fingerprint Request
  • February 7 - Proof of Delivery
  • March 1 - All Fingerprinted
  • March 3 - I-600 Application Mailed
  • March 5 - I-600 Acknowledgement
  • April 17 - I-600 Approval!
  • May 2 - Original G & R Date
  • May 3 - Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
  • May 5 - MEET EPHRAIM!
  • May 6 - Drive to Kien Giang
  • May 7 - G & R Ceremony
  • May 8 - Medical, Apply for Passport
  • May 12 - Fly to Hanoi
  • May 13 - Visa appointment at USCIS
  • May 14 - Pick Up Visa, Fly Home
  • May 15 - Arrive in Nashville!
  • May 23 - Certificate of Citizenship
  • June 12 - Re-Adoption Filed by Court
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